5 Drugs in Your Medicine Cabinet that May Be Making You Sicker (Guest Post)

Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2012

Though every drug places some kind of toxic burden on the body or otherwise interferes with normal, healthy function, there are some that actually compound problems they’re meant to solve. In this guest post, naturopathic physician Dr. Michael T. Murray describes a few… We’ve grown accustomed to taking pills when we feel bad – for […]

NOT Thinking Differently

Posted on Friday, September 14th, 2012

Of course, all those drugs cost a lot of money for consumers, while generating mega-profits for Big Pharma. They’re one reason why “health care” costs so much – and perhaps one reason why our lives are shorter than many of those who spend less. Between the cost of treatment and the tough economy, dependence on […]

Look at the Drugs

Posted on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

  And as if our society weren’t besotted enough, just think: A new voyage into “chemical space”…has concluded that scientists have synthesized barely one tenth of 1 percent of the potential medicines that could be made. The report, in the journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, estimates that the actual number of these so-called “small molecules” could […]

Quick Fixes for Health?

Posted on Friday, May 11th, 2012

No such thing, if you consider that health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is wholeness. And that is a thing of nature, our essential being. Our bodies evolved to strive to maintain it. When it’s undermined, natural and nontoxic therapies can spur our bodies’ inherent abilities to self-regulate and heal. Quick […]

Pill Life, with Artifacts

Posted on Monday, March 19th, 2012

Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the windowexcept that the birds might eat them. – Martin H. Fischer Or artists might use them in their work: We ran across these recently while browsing Flickr – images from a large artwork depicting “the life histories of a man and woman, illustrated by the […]

How Stress Triggers Immune System, & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, January 27th, 2012

Study Shows How Stress Triggers Immune System (USA Today) Shedding some light on why stress might be bad for you, a new study finds that parts of your immune system ramp up when you get into personal conflicts with others. It’s not clear how this effect of stress may make you sick, but the activated […]

Stat!: Why Drug Deaths Keep Rising

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011

Number of Americans killed in traffic accidents in 2009: 36,284 Number who died from drugs: 37,485 Frequency of drug-related deaths: 1 every 14 minutes   And which drugs are driving this increase? (Hint: It’s not stuff stuff like crank, crack or smack.) Most are popular prescription painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, many of which have become […]

BPA Saturation in the US & Other News of Note

Posted on Friday, February 25th, 2011

BPA Levels Highest in the US, Study Finds (Consumer Reports) People in the U.S. have more exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)—a chemical linked to reproductive abnormalities, certain cancers, diabetes, and heart disease—than other studied populations, according to a new report from the Canadian Medical Association. The analysis included prior studies that had measured exposure to […]

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